Ultimate F1 Quiz Questions and Answers

If Formula One gets your heart racing, or you’re hosting a Grand Prix party, these F1 quiz questions will see if your F1 trivia skills are up to speed.

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With the 2021 season set to start in Bahrain in March, you might be getting excited for the next installment of Formula One Grand Prix Championship action. Themed events and parties are around the corner, which means now is the best time to be polishing up on your F1 trivia.

Do you know your F1 champions? The youngest, the oldest, and the most successful drivers? Are you up to date on where historic races took place? Can you recall racing team facts at will? If so, then this is the quiz for you.

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How big a F1 fan are you?

These F1 quiz questions will test your knowledge and get you geared up for the season.

From Monaco to Spa, there is something so magical about following the Formula One season around the world. It’s a crazy sport that delivers so much on every level year after year. I mean, who would’ve predicted Piere Gasly winning a GP last year!?

Whether you are eagerly anticipating the start of the F1 season, you’re hosting a trivia night for your friends, or you’re simply looking to improve your F1 trivia skills, these F1 quiz questions have got you covered.

Grab some mates and see who will be dubbed Grand Prix Trivia Champion.

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F1 Trivia Questions

1. In which country was the term ‘Grand Prix’ first used for a motor race?

2. Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello broke an F1 record at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix. What was it?

3. The first Formula 1 race took place in 1946 in Turin. Who was the winner of this race?

4. Which racing team has the nickname ‘The Prancing Horse’?

5. “The Iceman” is the nickname given to which Finnish Formula 1 World Champion?

6. What is the name of the youngest F1 driver to win a race? 

7. The first official Formula 1 World Cup was held in Silverstone, UK in 1950. What was the name of the driver who came in first place?

8. Which racing team has the record for winning the most races in an F1 season?

9. The oldest World Drivers’ Championship winner to date is Juan Manuel Fangio. How many years old was he when he achieved this in 1957?

10. Which female driver was the first to ever score points in a Grand Prix?

11. Sebastian Vettel is currently a driver for Aston Martin and holder of the title Youngest World Drivers’ Championship winner. Which country was he born in?

12. The Ferrari racing team have won over 200 F1 races. Which Ferrari driver won their 100th victory at the 1990 French Grand Prix?

13. Which team was Lewis Hamilton driving for when he won his first F1 World Championship title?

14. Fernando Alonso won the F1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2005 and 2006. Which team was he driving for?

15. Michael Schumacher’s name is known worldwide for his racing talents. How many world titles did he win?

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This is F1 history all on the grid

16. Team Haas competed in the F1 for which country?

17. For over 30 years, there were no F1 tournament participants from New Zealand. Who ended this streak at the 2017 United States Grand Prix?

18. Which driver holds the longest streak of consecutive wins?

19. British racing driver George Russel made his F1 début in which Grand Prix race?

20. Who holds the title for most F1 Grand Prix races won?

21. Which British Grand Prix track was last used for F1 races in 1986?

22. At the 2005 United States Grand Prix, how many cars lined up on the grid?

23. In the 1976 season Niki Lauda survived a near fatal crash. At which track did this occur?

24. The first race of the 1950 French Grand Prix was held at which track?  

25. Jenson Button won the 2009 Formula One World Championship driving for which team?

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How do you think you’ve got on?

F1 Quiz Questions and Answers

1. In which country was the term ‘Grand Prix’ first used for a motor race?

France. This is a nice easy one to start you off!

2. Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello broke an F1 record at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix. What was it?

Most race starts. This race was his 257th start in F1, which broke the previous record set by Riccardo Patrese in 1993.

3. The first Formula 1 race took place in 1946 in Turin. Who was the winner of this race?

Achille Varzi

4. Which racing team has the nickname ‘The Prancing Horse’?

Ferrari

5. “The Iceman” is the nickname given to which Finnish Formula 1 World Champion?

Kimi Räikkönen

6. What is the name of the youngest F1 driver to win a race? 

Max Verstappen, who won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix at age 18 driving for the Red Bull team.

7. The first official Formula 1 World Cup was held in Silverstone, UK in 1950. What was the name of the driver who came in first place?

Giuseppe Farina, who was driving for the Alpha Romeo team. Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively were also driving for the Alpha Romeo team.

8. Which racing team has the record for winning the most races in an F1 season?

Mercedes, who in 2016 won 19 out of 21 races. That was the season Rosberg won, and it was really exciting despite Mercedes dominating so much.

9. The oldest World Drivers’ Championship winner to date is Juan Manuel Fangio. How many years old was he when he achieved this in 1957?

46. Think Alonso or Hamilton will still be going at 46?

10. Which female driver was the first to ever score points in a Grand Prix?

Maria Grazia “Lella” Lombardi in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.

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Bonus question – can you name this race track?

11. Sebastian Vettel is currently a driver for Aston Martin and holder of the title Youngest World Drivers’ Championship winner. Which country was he born in?

Germany

12. The Ferrari racing team have won over 200 F1 races. Which Ferrari driver won their 100th victory at the 1990 French Grand Prix?

Alain Prost

13. Which team was Lewis Hamilton driving for when he won his first F1 World Championship title?

McLaren, in 2008. He has gone on to win 6 more championships since then, all with the Mercedes team.

14. Fernando Alonso won the F1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2005 and 2006. Which team was he driving for?

Renault

15. Michael Schumacher’s name is known worldwide for his racing talents. How many world titles did he win?

7

16. Team Haas competed in the F1 for which country?

The United States

17. For over 30 years, there were no F1 tournament participants from New Zealand. Who ended this streak at the 2017 United States Grand Prix?

Brendon Hartley, who drove for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team.

18. Which driver holds the longest streak of consecutive wins?

Sebastian Vettel, in 2013 he won 9 consecutive races. Consistency.

19. British racing driver George Russel made his F1 début in which Grand Prix race?

2019 Australian Grand Prix

20. Who holds the title for most F1 Grand Prix races won?

Lewis Hamilton, with 95 wins.

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Lewis Hamilton. Statistically the best F1 driver ever

21. Which British Grand Prix track was last used for F1 races in 1986?

The Brands Hatch Circuit

22. At the 2005 United States Grand Prix, how many cars lined up on the grid?

6

23. In the 1976 season Niki Lauda survived a near fatal crash. At which track did this occur?

The Nurburgring, a German Grand Prix circuit.

24. The first race of the 1950 French Grand Prix was held at which track?  

Reims

25. Jenson Button won the 2009 Formula One World Championship driving for which team?

Brawn Racing


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